The Oklahoma State University Center for Wellness and Recovery will be receiving the majority of the funds from the settlement with Purdue Pharma in the Oklahoma opioid lawsuit, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The center, which opened in October 2017, hopes to become “the premier addiction research center in the nation,” a goal to which this newfound budget will surely contribute. The Oklahoman references Dr. Kayse Shrum, President of OSU-CHS and Dean of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, who speaks on the benefits of the funding:
“These grants will give us more resources to help educate and treat those suffering from addiction, as well as prevent the next generation from becoming addicted to these drugs that can become deadly when misused.”
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